Management and diversity in honey bees: comment and reply.

By , June 2, 2013

De la Rúa et al. raised some comments about our recent article showing that management enhances genetic diversity in honey bees. Their comments, along with our response have been published online in Molecular Ecology.  We stress that admixture does enhance genetic diversity in managed bees.

Conserving genetic diversity in the honeybee: Comments on Harpur et al. (2012)
Pilar De la Rúa, Rodolfo Jaffé, Irene Muñoz, José Serrano, Robin F. A. Moritz and F. Bernhard Kraus
Article first published online: 28 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/mec.12333


Admixture increases diversity in managed honey bees: Reply to De la Rúa et al. (2013)
Brock A. Harpur, Shermineh Minaei, Clement F. Kent and Amro Zayed
Article first published online: 9 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/mec.12332

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